About This Session:
Counting Opinions and the Ontario Public Library Association (OPLA) will take an in-depth look at the data collected on teen services in the recently published benchmarking and statistical report for 2018. Counting Opinions will break down how to access the data through LibPAS and create your own customized reports to better utilize the data collected for your own local purposes. OPLA will talk about the changes in teen services and the directions libraries could consider for teen programming, planning, collection development and outreach.
1. Analyze the data contained in the OPLA Teen Services report
2. Understand how to use the data collected for local purposes at your own library
About the Presenter:
Cameron Ray is a Youth Services Specialist Librarian at North York Central Branch of the Toronto Public Library. Cameron has a MISt in Library and Information Science and 11 years of experience as a youth services specialist librarian. Cameron is also co-chair of the OPLA child and youth survey committee, and is decidedly not a fan of liver and lima beans.
Ryan Patrick has been working with Libraries for over a decade – 2 summers as a Community Access Program student in Elgin County; followed by 8 years working for the Ontario Library Association; and 7 years with Counting Opinions. Ryan currently represents Counting Opinions on the PLA Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Committee and enjoys working with National, Provincial and Local data measures for Libraries.